pomposity


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lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity

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This Chichester six-piece knock out anthemic rock songs with no pomposity.
She quotes a marvellous piece of Foucaultian pomposity in her conclusion: "The object, in short, is to define the regime of power-knowledge-pleasure that sustain the discourse on human sexuality in our part of the world.
He can now be seen to have been struggling against a certain pomposity that had taken hold of self-styled serious painting while retaining its high ambition.
James Conlon led the orchestra across a grand musical arc from the overture, shorn of pomposity, to the memorable climax.
While no orchestra was in the pit, the synthesizer score avoided the trite and obvious trap of simulating an 80-piece orchestra and overblown pomposity.
The author of The Shock of the New and The Fatal Shore, Hughes' views of his native Australia have earned him a reputation there for pomposity.
Design of this museum celebrates with grace, without pomposity or condescension, the inventions of ordinary people.
Thumb, an anti-road protester reliant upon the car to make his way, is full of youthful pomposity and good-natured conceit.
Aloofness, hostility, strength, stubbornness, confidence and pomposity can all be expressed by such posing.
I most enjoyed Jaffe's stony pomposity as the Italian, Anna Liceica's effusive Russian, and Ashley Tuttle's giddy French danseuse.
Courtesy, punctuality and a lack of pomposity will go a long way in making both sides respect the court and not have contempt.
His reflections, then, are less infused by the self-pity or pomposity that are the hallmark of memoirs meant to be a capstone.
When I get irritated with pomposity, I savor the humor: the bumbling oaf throws on clothes, a quick nod to decency and perhaps to the millions who would inherit the tradition, hearing it in their Sunday best.
He followed his first big success, the enormously popular Low Man on a Totem Pole (1941), with more than thirty - five books of anecdotal humor that took potshots at all forms of pomposity and pretension.
In "Herblock's Presidents: 'Puncturing Pomposity,'" 40 political cartoons demonstrate the witty, biting humor of the cartoonist who appeared in American newspapers for more than seven decades.